"Svalbard are a great example of a band who have done things The Right Way. Existing as a band for approximately 4 years before releasing their debut album, Svalbard played the slow and steady game, holding their cards relatively close to their chest. This enabled them to finely hone their craft over a number of 7”s, EPs and split releases, each time improving slightly on their songwriting and recording methodology, allowing themselves to experiment and push their sound in different directions along the way. This plan of attack enabled the band to consistently improve without the stringent spotlight, or pressure thereof, of an album. It also, rightly, seemed to keep people wanting more… "
Track Listing: 01. Ripped Apart 02. Grayscale 03. Allure 04. Open The Cages 05. This Is The End 06. Flightless Birds 07. For What It's Worth 08. Melting Hands 09. Never Look Back 10. Pick Up The Pieces 11. Leave It 12. So Much For Meritocracy 13. The Damage Done 14. Anything Goes Nothing Stays